Jen Crawford


University of Canberra


Jen Crawford was born in Patea, New Zealand, and spent her early years in New Zealand and the Philippines. Her critical work focuses on the poetics of place, ecological imagination and on cross-cultural engagements in various literary contexts. She is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks, including Koel (Cordite Books, 2016) and Lichen Loves Stone (Tinfish Press, 2016). In 2020, she and Paul Collis co-edited The Story Ground Anthology, an outcome of the Commonwealth of Australia grant, “Story Ground: Using Oral and Written Story Practices to Engage Indigenous Community Members with University.” At the University of Canberra, Jen holds the role of Associate Dean, Teaching—Strategic Development.